Picture This

Picture This

September 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water No Comments

An American family of four uses an average of 400 gallons of water a day. Now, imagine if the water you use was not the clear, clean water you are used to seeing. Beyond 5 is creating momentum around the Water for the World Act, a bill that will improve water, sanitation and hygiene facilities … Read More

Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother

September 10, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

A program in Ethiopia has shown that one of the most successful ways to help young mothers is having experienced mothers offer help and assistance. World Vision has found that timed and targeted counseling delivered through the peer mother method of sharing information is the most successful because it takes the burden of information sharing … Read More

Let’s Pass a Law!

Let’s Pass a Law!

September 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Clean Water 9 Comments

Recently, the Water for the World Act was introduced as a bill in the House of Representatives. We want to make this bill a law and you can help! The biggest need right now is for people to contact their Members of Congress and ask for them to co-sponsor the bill. What does it mean … Read More

Success with WASH!

Success with WASH!

September 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyClean Water, Making History 4 Comments

Diarrheal disease is the number two killer of children under five years old. To prevent diarrheal disease, World Vision focuses on clean water, improved sanitation facilities, and hygiene — including hand washing and hand washing facilities. We recently saw success with these programs in World Vision communities. Mary Herrick, from World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene … Read More

My Summer with Beyond 5

August 27, 2013By Guest AuthorAdvocate Stories 3 Comments

Today we welcome a guest post from Taylor Gleason, our summer intern.  She shares how one summer changed her perspective on advocacy. We’re going to miss you, Taylor! By Taylor Gleason If you would have met me a year ago and told me that I would be interning at World vision with the Advocacy department, … Read More

Video: It’s Not What You Know

August 20, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

You may not know who your Representative is, how to schedule an in-district meeting or fully understand the legislative process and that’s okay! Our kid advocate shows that it’s not what you know, it is what you do: You can learn the other things as you go. Visit our videos to see Kid Advocate tell … Read More

San Francisco Meet and Greet!

August 13, 2013By WV AdvocacyEvents 1 Comment

If you live in the San Francisco or Bay area, we would love to get to know you! Join us on Thursday, August 22, from 7 pm – 8 pm to learn more about Beyond 5 and World Vision Advocacy. We will talk about: The Beyond 5 campaign and the issues that we will focus … Read More

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

August 8, 2013By WV AdvocacyHealthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Lately at Beyond 5 we have been talking about water. Now, imagine there is a lack of water and you have an infant. Breastfeeding is the number one way to keep that baby healthy and well. The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding during the fist six months of life are numerous. Benefits are seen cognitively, nutritionally … Read More